Giovanni and Marco Schneider Wool Academy Podcast

#080 Giovanni and Marco Schneider about building a global wool processing business

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Giovanni and Marco Schneider are the leaders behind the wool processing company The Schneider Group. In this episode, father and son talk about what it means to run a family business.


About the Schneider Group

The Schneider Group is a family-run, multinational company based in the south of Switzerland close to the Italian border. The Schneider Group has been founded in 1922 by Giovanni Schneider as a wool trading company. When his son Marco Schneider joined the company he added early stage wool processing to the business. Today, his son Giovanni Schneider is leading the company forward.

Schneider is a world leader in the processing and supply of high-quality wools and natural fibres. The Schneider Group operates combing mills in Italy, China, Egypt and Argentina.

Over the years, the Group has grown into a solid, integrated organization with production facilities managed by an independent Industrial Division. The sourcing and selection of raw materials in their countries of origin is handled by an extensive network of specialized laboratories performing quality tests and fully-owned purchasing organizations located in Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, China, Mongolia and Iran.


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The Schneider Group website

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